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Regional economic powerhouse

The South West has a thriving economy which generated $13.5 billion during 2017-18.

Although much of the region's prosperity is based on its mining industry - in particular alumina and mineral sands - a diverse range of industries provide employment opportunities for South West people.

Large investments are planned and underway in the areas of mining, tourism and infrastructure. Find out more in our major projects section.

To find out more about the region's impressive economic growth, view our statistics section.

Click on the links below for more information on the region's economy:

Advantages
Dynamic Workforce
Transport Infrastructure
International Port
Energy Hub
Water Resources
Technology
Industrial Land
Links with China
Trade and Investment

Useful Links & Documents

We work to leverage the region’s exceptional qualities to build industry, business and investment. Assisting local businesses to crack international markets, growing emerging industries and giving people even more reason to visit the South West – all of this is in a day’s work for us as we endeavour to secure regional prosperity.